The Happening: w/e 2nd October

Quick updates from Sparks, The Chills, Tindersticks and more.

Montage of Heck

A companion album to Cobain: Montage Of Heck, the acclaimed documentary on Kurt Cobain, has been announced for 13th November. Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings will be available as a standard 13 track CD and a 31 track deluxe edition. A 7″ single – a cover of The Beatles’ ‘And I Love Her’ b/w ‘Sappy (early version)’ follows on 4th December.

John Grant plays:

26th January – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
27th January – Belfast Mandela Hall
28th January – Cork Opera House
30th January – Galway Seapoint
1st February – Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
3rd February – Cambridge Corn Exchange
4th February – Southampton O2 Guildhall
5th February – Leeds Town Hall
7th February – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
8th February – Manchester Albert Hall
10th February – Gateshead Sage
11th February – Sheffield Octagon Centre

He also plays London Royal Albert Hall on 15th June. His new album Grey Tickles Black Pressure is released on 5th October.

A heavyweight vinyl box set – Sparks: The Island Years – is a collection of the band’s four Island Records studio albums from 1974-1976 along with a newly-created adaptation of the 1979 compilation, The Best Of Sparks, retitled The Rest Of Sparks. A fifth LP in the box rounds up all of the band’s Island B-sides from the period, most of which have never previously been available on vinyl album, while the tracks ‘Looks Aren’t Everything’ and ‘Intrusion/Confusion’ are making their debut on vinyl.

Rest Of Sparks tracklisting:

Side 1

Lost And Found
Barbecutie
Alambamy Right
Marry Me
Profile
The Wedding of Jacqueline Kennedy to Russell Mael

Side 2

I Want To Hold Your Hand
England
Gone With The Wind
Intrusion/Confusion
Looks Aren’t Everything
Tearing The Place Apart

The Chills release a new album, Silver Bullets, on 30th October via Fire Records. The album is their first for 19 years.

Tindersticks release their 10th studio album, The Waiting Room, on 22nd January. Each track from the album is accompanied by a short film; both band and films can be seen next year at a series of ‘cine-concert’ events:

29 April – London @ The Barbican
30 April – Coventry @ Warwick Arts Centre
01 May – Liverpool @ Liverpool Phil
02 May – Manchester @ Bridgewater Hall
03 May – Edinburgh, @Usher Hall
04 May – Gateshead @ The Sage
06 May – Cambridge @ Corn Exchange
07 May – Bristol @ Colston Hall

The Comsat Angels have five back catalogue albums re-issued by Edsel on 20th November.  The deluxe packages include the original albums remastered, non-LP singles, demos, BBC radio session tracks plus accompanying booklets with rare photos, memorabilia and detailed liner notes. The albums are: Waiting For A Miracle, Sleep No More, Fiction and Chasing Shadows / Fire On The Moon.

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